Scholarships and Grants: Performance: General
Carpe Diem Scholarships
The Carpe Diem Foundation offers scholarships to students in music performance or composition. The number of annual awards varies. Around 20 recipients were awarded scholarships from the foundation in previous years. The awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per year and the student has the option of renewing the scholarship for three years after the first award.
The Doris and Clarence Glick Classical Music Scholarship
For residents of Hawaii who are majoring in music with emphasis on Classical Music. Amount of Award: $1,500 (average). Application Deadline: February; Number of Awards: 4 each year; Duration of Award: 1 year
Michael Jackson Scholarship
The Michael Jackson Scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate students attending a United Negro College Fund member college or university majoring in Communications, English or Performing Arts. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial aid. Students must submit the FAFSA. Due date, number of awards and award amount may vary.
The Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award (odd-numbered years)
The Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award is open to any student of a certified school of music, private teacher or coach, associated with a certified school, college, or university between the ages of 20 and 35 (as of January 15). The student must be a member of National Federation of Music Clubs, as a member of a senior or student federated club, or have an individual senior membership. See application for repertoire requirements and instructions.
Glenn Miller Scholarships
Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering scholarships of $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000 to instrumentalists. The vocal scholarships will also be $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense. To honor Glenn Miller, the organization assists promising young talents in any field of applied music who may be musical leaders of tomorrow.
Rislov Foundation Classical Music Grant
Since 1998, the Rislov Foundation has been supporting individual students and non-profit groups. The foundation awards exceptional classical musicians who demonstrate promise, including classical vocalists. Classical music is the emphasis.
SAI Career Performance Grant In Memory of Verna Ross Orndorff
An annual grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a member of Sigma Alpha Iota for the purpose of advancing her career in performance. The program, open to singers and instrumentalists, will be on a three-year rotation: Piano, Harpsichord, Organ & Percussion—2012-2013; Voice —2013-2014; Strings, Woodwinds, and Brass—2014-2015. Visit Sigma Alpha Iota
Instrumentalists must be no older than 32, as of the application deadline date of March 15, 2012. To be eligible for this award, an applicant must have been initiated into SAI while a collegiate student, must have an undergraduate degree as of application deadline; be preparing for a concert career and demonstrate career potential; must have had considerable performing experience outside the academic environment; and must not be under professional management. Grant funds must be used for advanced study, coaching, or other purposes directly related to the development of a professional performing career. Each application must be accompanied by a 30-minute CD.
SAI Scholarships for Undergraduate Performance
The 2012 Triennial Undergraduate Performance Awards are offered to Sigma Alpha Iota applicants returning to school as undergraduates in the fall 2012. Scholarships will be awarded based on taped auditions in each of the following categories: Voice, Piano & Percussion, Strings or Harp, Woodwinds or Brass. Up to four scholarships of $1,500 each may be awarded in each of the four above mentioned categories. Visit Sigma Alpha Iota
The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund
Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee and who are accepted for enrollment or enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school. The student must demonstrate financial need and be pursuing a degree in the arts and sciences, human services, music or ministry. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years. Number of Awards: 12-15.
Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Lee A. Lyman Memorial Music Scholarship
The Lee A. Lyman Memorial Music Scholarship was established by VSAC in 1995 in memory of Lee A. Lyman. Lee’s love of music and her unfailing commitment to helping Vermont students afford a postsecondary education led VSAC to establish this scholarship in her memory.
Eligibility: Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); seek a degree in music; demonstrate participation in music-related activities; performances, and/or groups, demonstrate academic achievement; and demonstrate financial need.